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Aug 23, 2013 5:00pm PDT
quote by president obama early on in that administration and he has put his nose in a lot of places during that time. i was taken aback i this. i was rather surprised because here is someone i have been
CSPAN
Aug 24, 2013 6:00am EDT
of spending each year. that is why shutting down the obama care won't stop obama care because 85% is mandatory spending. good news on that front. over the last two years we have on60 less billion less discretionary programs than the two years before. hat is the first time that happened since the korean war. 1996 with a e in rescission package that in us ely resulted balancing the budget because $120 came out to be about billion to $130 billion a year. bad way to do a it but it is a lot better than. sequester is like you have your ask you to pluck the weeds bed you take wer the lawn mower and cut everything. what we are hearing from the president how bad and what was be going to be 17 days of furloughs on only about 50% of the agencies. ecessity is the mother of invention. there is still after the equester $250 billion of pure fraud, pure waste or pure dupe occasion in the federal government every year. quarter of a trillion dollars. and we have done nothing about that. so, where is the leadership to do that? what i'm telling you is it is not there. i don't see it. party and it is not in the o
FOX News
Aug 24, 2013 11:00am PDT
releases secret court rulings. and president obama says he's on a personal mission to make college more affordable. we will tell you what he has planned. >>> welcome to "the journal editorial report." i'm paul gigot. growing here and abroad about america's hands-off approach to the middle east. as new evidence of chemical weapons used in syria surfaces and egypt moves closer to civil war. we a great to have you here. welcome back to the program. >> thank you for having me. >> good. let's look at syria first. a year ago, i think it was the president famously, president obama, fame famously said -- use of chemical weapons would be a red line that syria shouldn't cross and would have consequences. what is assad's calculation that he would cross, be willing to cross that red line? >> small-scale attacks and nothing happened. what happened recently was the sixth attack and -- each attack has been bigger than the previous one with the exception of one in the middle. so -- he has been testing both the -- international public opinion and the united states resolve and also how far he can go insi
MSNBC
Aug 24, 2013 2:00am PDT
hostage on defunding obama care, it's never going to work. the debt ceiling is a worse idea. house leadership is engaged in political wink wink theater where they effectively have to entertain every single harebrained idea that the right flank has to placate them. the question is, at the end of the day, can they bring them back from the brink? we saw john boehner fail there. his grasp seems to be loosening. . you would think that something would bring them back from the precipice, but i think the country, we get less and less convinced by the day that anybody's in charge here and that anybody has their hands on the captain's wheel. >> support for government shutdown is evaporating over the weekend. tea party, rand paul stated it plainly. shut down is a bad idea he said and we'll take a listen to him. >> i don't think shutting down the government is a good idea. but i do think we were elected, conservatives were elected to stop this overreach, this government takeover of health care. we should use the leverage of controlling part of government to get the law more to our liking. >> w
FOX News
Aug 23, 2013 11:00pm PDT
. and president obama and eric holder seems to weigh in only when it fits their race narrative. i. e., if i had a son, you know the rest. two murders, likely motivated by race -- >> i think it is safe to say that there is very little white on black violence. it is usually black on black violence, so when you say it happens, it doesn't happen all that often. >> but the black on white happens at a far greater rate than white on black? >> yes, but it is still a small percentage on murders that are done. usually it is between minorities. >> can i ask you, is it a very high percentage of white on black crime? we heard president obama weigh in on a couple of white on black crimes. >> i understand that -- first of all, i don't think that anybody ought to weigh in on the crimes to begin with, but if you're going to weigh in on them it seems to me you ought to balance the scales. like al sharpton, jesse jackson did do it, is to weigh on one, which is the opposite. clear the slate, everybody shut up. >> that is the problem, it is called race poker. here is my chip, which is a white/hispanic on black crim
Al Jazeera America
Aug 24, 2013 12:00pm EDT
>> the chief united nations weapons inspector arrives in damascus as president obama meets with his national security team to discuss options on syr syria. >>> wildfire spreads into yosemite park and a new threat to francisco. >> i have a dream that one day this nation will rise up, live out the true meaning of its creed. we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal. >> remembering the dream and the dreamer 50 years later. >> thousands of people making their way through washington, d.c. for days of festivities marking that historic speech from dr. martin about howg jr. and the march on much this day this movement has changed life for africa americans. what has it meant for if you? >> well, the original march was a turning point for me in my life because it was the first time that i was able to really stand up for what i believed. i knew it was right. i knew it was right to my bones to go to >> yeah 7. >> for his take on today's event gas thevent, for the first timee have whites and blacks in intimate settings, allowed to go to church together, organize tog
PBS
Aug 23, 2013 8:30pm PDT
the past 50 years. today america has its first black president. >> i barack hussein obama do solemnly swear -- >> and african americans do routinely hold top posts like secretary of state, attorney general, national security advisor. top corporations like merck, american express, mcdonald's and xerox have had or have now black ceo's. oprah winfrey is america's second black billionaire, following in the footsteps of publishing mogul robert l johnson. african americans are among the country's top sports stars and celebrities in fields one restricted by racing, swelling the ranks of black millionaires. yet in other ways america is far from king's dream. racial divides persist in income, educational achievement, and poverty. question, are we less conscious of race today than in 1963, more conscious of race today, or are things about the same? pat buchanan. >> i think we're probably more conscious right now, john, but i was at the march on washington. i was up there in the lincoln memorial when dr. king gave that address. and it was a moment really when the cresting of the civil rights movement,
Al Jazeera America
Aug 24, 2013 11:00am EDT
>> welcome to al jazeera, i'm riche lle carey in new york. president obama meets with his national security team to discuss options in syria. wildfires spread into yosemite park and new threats to san francisco. >> i have a dream that one day this nation will rise up, live out the two meaning of its dream. we hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal. >> remembering the dream and the dreamer, 50 years later. [♪ music ] >> and welcome to al jazeera. we're in washington, d.c. for this historic day as thousands make their way to the nation's capitol to remembering down independence avenue and casting the mlk memorial which was there 50 years ago. then they'll address the exactlt today means 50 years later. >> racism now is has raised its head in vicious ways, but in the language of politicians. we need the constitutional right to vote. we cannot let the voting right go back. we need the constitutional right to vote. we need to fight the war on poverty. young people with good minds can't afford to go to school. revival the civil rights commission and a ban
FOX News
Aug 24, 2013 12:00pm PDT
the embattled agency. >> we begin with a fox news alert out of our nation's capital, president obama holding an emergency meeting today with his national security team. it happened early this morning. on the disturbing reports of a chemical weapons attack in syria and while a u.s. military response is still anything but certain, there are already indications we may be prepared more than ever. to take steps if the president deems it necessary. we go live to washington for more on this. >> reporter: hi, greg. the navy has sent a fourth warship armed with ballistic missiles into the eastern mediterranean sea. according to defense officials. the white house says president obama wants to hear from a united nations team on the ground in syria investigating reports that a chemical weapons attack did happen earlier this week before the president makes a decision about how the u.s. will respond. in the meantime, the president has asked the pentagon to come up with strategic plans in case the u.s. decides to go forward with some type of military action in syria, possibly air strikes or missile attacks
FOX News
Aug 24, 2013 3:00pm EDT
, president obama holding an emergency meeting today with his national security team. it happened early this morning. on the disturbing reports of a chemical weapons attack in syria and while a u.s. military response is still anything but certain, there are already indications we may be prepared more than ever. to take steps if the president deems it necessary. we go live to washington for more on this. >> reporter: hi, greg. the navy has sent a fourth warship armed with ballistic missiles into the eastern mediterranean sea. according to defense officials. the white house says president obama wants to hear from a united nations team on the ground in syria investigating reports that a chemical weapons attack did happen earlier this week before the president makes a decision about how the u.s. will respond. in the meantime, the president has asked the pentagon to come up with strategic plans in case the u.s. decides to go forward with some type of military action in syria, possibly air strikes or missile attacks. the defense secretary chuck hagel, traveling in asia, told reporters yesterd
FOX News
Aug 24, 2013 10:00am PDT
. we begin with a fox news alert out of our nation's capital where president obama has been holding a meeting that could have phonily major implication as he and his national security team discuss reports of a chemical weapons attack in syria. and at an investigation that could soon lead to some kind of u.s. military response. hello. i'm kelly wright. welcome to a brand new hour of "america's news headquarters." >> i'm heather chillders. u.n. investigators arrive on the ground to try to get access to the scene of that horrific alleged chemical attack. and as we learn that the navy is actually pre-positioning some of its warships in preparation for the president's decision. it seems the debate over america's role in this crisis could be coming to a dramatic end. >> the navy has sent a fourth warship armed with ballistic missiles into the eastern mediterranean sea according to defense officials. defense secretary chuck hagel says the pentagon has a responsibility to prepare for whatever the president decides to do. he told reporters yesterday, quote, we are always having to prepare as
FOX Business
Aug 23, 2013 10:00pm EDT
a great weekend. ♪ lou: thank you for being with us, president obama's middle east policies are no more coherent tonight than two and a half years ago when he insisted on mubarak's departure from power. the administration's lack of a clear foreign policy objetive in eggpt dpled to the overthrow of mubarak. the muslim brotherhood's asession to power, and now the secular military's removal of egyptian president morsi and the violent and deadly clashes between security forces and morsi supporters that have followed. the white house, again today refused to exj -- acknowledge whether they will continue to send ai to the egyptian government and mill their that reportely killed hundreds since the beginning of last week, and pro-morsi demonstrators are blamed for the death of dozens of police, security forces, and christians who blame the muslim brotherhood for the torching, looting, and destructn of as many as 40 coptic christian churches. he's been in prison for two years, and proximate result cleareddhim of a corruption chge, the former president's release stoking fears the muslim brotherhoo
FOX News
Aug 24, 2013 2:30pm EDT
said is that it can only work if the american people trust what's going on. >> mr. obama trying to convince us that nsa's spying the for our own good. as more details surface about the excessive effort should we be concerned? are the media concerned? >> conflictses in the middle east continue to heat up. chemical attacks in syria. killing more than a thousand. the situation raising questions about our president's position. is the press pushing for action? violence against christians on the rise in that region. their plight being ignored by most in the media. murder after white college student by three bored teens in oklahoma. ignites more debate about race and crime. but this time the mainstream media don't seem to be interested. >> welcome, everyone. >> al jazeera america makes its debut. will americans buy what they are selling? if dark clouds are bothering your white house, why not bring in something sunny? >> on the panel this week, writer and fox news contributor judy miller. syndicated columnist cal thompson. jim pinkerton. daily beast columnist kearse ton powers. fox news
FOX News
Aug 23, 2013 10:00pm PDT
this one, this one is stupidity on steroids, obama administration. >> you know, i don't even get how this one can happen. it's like we give the government hell for a lot of things and you might disagree with things politically, from time to time with administrations, but the whole idea that this guy is, they know about him, they know about this guy and his job, while he is promoting some sort of race war and making gay slurs. we'll find out more as to whether he received a approval for this or not because evidently, thus far it looks like he did receive approval to have this side job of running the website, but it's pretty ironic there that we hear that other officials are saying, oh, appropriate action will be taken if we form a committee and decide whether this guy has violated any kind of hr rule ors not. well, it seems to be appropriate disciplinary action with these very gnarly hr issues we're seeing by some in the obama administration, by -- what, sharing tea and crumpets by the offending official. look at the scandals in the irs, and the doj, now dhs and the nsa. these are hr
FOX Business
Aug 24, 2013 10:00am EDT
's race based? >> obama's been president, racial issues have become bigger and more sensitive. you said bored. >> a white guy kills a black person. if a black person kills a white person, it's not race. >> you said it was boredom. do you believe it's boredom? >> i don't know what it is, do you? >> we can go by what they said. the 22-year-old didn't deserve to die. he went to his girlfriend's house, said he's going to go for a run. goes to a local college and while he's on the run, he was tracked, hunted down, shot in the back. one shot, he would die. the word would get out and these three would be rounded up and at which time being asked, why did you do it? we did it for the fun. there might be somebody else who's randomly shot. >> i grew up with a kid, when he was about 16 years old, he broke into a neighbor lady's house, an old lady. stabbed her to death, 80 something times and he was, my mother from the time i was a child, said stay away from this kid. he's nuts. well, that maybe all this is is that this is, there's two weak followers and one kid that is nuts and says let's go target
FOX News
Aug 24, 2013 12:00am PDT
will be swimming a white house ceremonyny because they don't like obama's politics. welcome to the club, boys. are they principal and admirable or meanies out to hurt our president's feelings. >> and a new poll asks which are the hottest, dumbest,t, craziest and we will find out more. and finally you will meet sunny, the family's new dog. i even want to hang out with the obamas on saturday night. >> see you at the end. let's welcome our tabes. well, despite what we put herde through on this show for several years she still returns our e-mails asking her to come back. i am here with imogen lloydebbe webber. her latest book is called "the twitter diaries." and he is as talented as he is tall. she on the set of "the good wife" right now. and proving that 99% in life is having a good name and great hair. next to me is buck sexton, not to be confused with the philanthropist. >> a block. the lede. that's the first story. >> whatever, erk jerk. they took a stand by not shaking his hand. on tuesday president obama welcomed the 1972 miami dolphins to the white house for a ceremony commemorating their
FOX News
Aug 24, 2013 4:00pm PDT
and estimates put it at more than 100,000. a yearing on president obama said chemical weapon used in syria would be crossing a red line. >> president conferred with another world leader on syria. >> he spoke with british prime minister david cameron about the possible chemical weapons attack. they expressed grave concern and agreed to work together and with the international community to figure out how to respond. president obama is getting reports from the u.s. enteleigence community which according to the white white trying to ascertain what happened in syria and waiting to hear from a united nation's team in syria before the president makes a decision on how the u.s. will respond. in the moan time defense secretary chuck hagel told reporters that the defense department has a responsibility to provide the president with options for all contingency and that requires positioning our forces and assets to be able for the president to choose. and harris, the u.s. has four war ships in the region, harris. >> it is awfully difficult when we are not begin information or notes to know whether and this
CSPAN
Aug 24, 2013 7:00am EDT
that president obama mentioned the efforts, talking about the larger issues of college funding and those kinds of things. he also talked about spending efforts and efforts by the republicans on these matters. he the -- he made his thoughts known on it. [video clip] >> we had to make some modifications when it comes to long-term entitlement programs of a are here for young people when they are ready for retirement. we don't have an urgent deficit crisis. the only crisis we have is one that is manufactured in washington. it is ideological. we basic notion is that should not be helping people get healthcare and we should not be helping kids who cannot help themselves and whose parents are under resourced and we should not be helping them get a leg up. some of the proposals we have seen talk about even deeper cuts in programs like head start. even deeper cuts in education and support, even deeper cuts in basic science and research. that is like eating your corn seed. it is like being penny wise and pound foolish. if young people are not succeeding, if we are not spending on research and maintain o
MSNBC
Aug 24, 2013 5:00am PDT
that president obama is going to be speaking this week. spoken about race lately with the trayvon martin case. when he speaks about race, it's some of his most powerful speeches. he speaks very personally and he tends to get out some of the more wonaspects he falls into. we focused a lot on sort of racial equality and racial progress from the first march and a lot on economic equality and progress and as you've seen we're still very, very far from there. that a big part of the march. >> blake, you have sxhaut somewhat of a background in politics. i wonder from the standpoint from people around barack obama, trying to get him ready for this moment. he's going to be speaking where martin luther king spoke 50 years ago. how do you think he's preparing for this and his staff is preparing for him. it almost seems like an impossible challenge. >> this held up as one of the great speeches in american history and which is funny as a side note because we look at it as this iconic moment in american history and everyone rallied around how that was a great moment and at the time, this was a dissident ac
PBS
Aug 23, 2013 5:00pm PDT
to do so. in a new interview, president obama said this over -- about the oversight of the nsa. >> what was learned was nsa had in it ridley, -- inadvertently pulled the files of americans in violation of their own rules. they presented those problems to the court. the court said, this is not going to cut it. you will improve the safeguards and this is what happened. >> note how president obama the rule violations were accidental. this account ridley contradicts a statement the nsa has made. it said, " rare instances of violations of authority have been found" so not all of these violations were accidental. the president was right when he said fisa courts demanded it makes changes to its surveillance program. "the guardian" has a story about efforts to wring nsa into compliance with court orders. using new leaks from edward snowden, they uncovered that the nsa paid millions of taxpayer dollars to technology companies so these internet businesses would be in complianceith the fisa ruling. that is not the only development humming out of the leaks today. -- coming out of the leaks today. "
PBS
Aug 23, 2013 7:00pm PDT
an investigation and hinting at a possible conspiracy. barack obama told cnn that he saw the incident as a big event of grave concern. the forces loyal to the president were responsible for the attack. >> my hope is that access to the site i that the u.n. mission can investigate on the ground and shed light on the situation. i will go back to what banking moonset on this earlier. >> the political scandal that has gripped china for over a year now, after a final day of hearings on saturday, judges will be great. they are on charges of corruption and abuses of power. many believe that sentence could be reduced to life behind bars. the verdict is expected in early september. >> a video link in the courtroom to to put forward her version of events. on friday, she submitted pre- recorded evidence from prison as part of her husband lost trial. she says he was well aware of the bribes that she had been pocketing. >> she knew everything. everything we needed, we asked for his help. >> testimony that her husband described as crazy. she is accused of received 2.5 million euros from businessmen. he denie
Al Jazeera America
Aug 24, 2013 2:00am EDT
of emergency. >> the suspected chemical weapons attack, asp president obama considers whether to use force in the civil war. >>> i have a dream. my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the colors of their skin but by the content of their character. i have a dream today. >> 50 years after martin luther king's most famous speech, americans descend on the nation's capitol to keep his dream alive. >>> the wildfire raging in yosemite national park is threatening to leave san francisco in the dark. the part of the park that's burning is about 200 miles east of the city, but california's governor jar brown declared a state of emergency. the flames have started moving toward the transmission lines that feed electricity to san francisco. some of those lines have already been taken offline. so far, however, there have been no reports of power outages. melissa chan is joining us by phone in groveland, california, which is near the fires. melissa, what is the latest that you are hearing on the ground? >> well, the city of san francisco, a state of emergen
Al Jazeera America
Aug 24, 2013 3:00am EDT
obama's security advisors will meet at the white house this weekend to discuss how to deal with syria. among the options is possible military action. the meeting follows an alleged chemical weapons attack earlier this week. as we hear next, more evidence of the attack has now emerged. >> reporter: there seems little doubt that some kind of chemical weapons killed these people. this video was shot by an independent journalist for britain's itv news as victims lie where they fell, men, women, some with children at their side, their faces contorted in pain and frozen in those moments that they died. whatever killed them indiscriminately, a cat, sheep, a small crater just feet away surrounded by exploded metal, evidence say it is what deliveredded the end of these people's lives. >> we smelled a strange odor and people said we should go upstairs because it was a chemical gas and then shelling started, i fell unconscious and i was given injections and the next morning we discovered the families dead in their homes. just open the door. to see the whole family killed, with foam in their mout
Al Jazeera America
Aug 24, 2013 5:00am EDT
tribes on earth made an appearance. barack obama security advisors will be meeting at the white house this weekend to discuss syria and options is possible military action and follows a chemical weapons attack earlier this week and we look at how world leaders are perceiving events. >> what will the world do about this, the dying and the dead? more than one thousand killed according to acvisits a many of them children and world leaders say appears to be a chemical weapons attack in syria. u.s. president barack obama has been dealing with domestic issues but in an interview he called this a big event of grave concern. but mr. obama says the u.s. will not respond on its own saying the world needs proof of what happened here and who is responsible for it. un inspectors are in damascus and the chief will arrive on saturday to try to negotiate access to the site of the attack. experts say they don't have much time. >> these are nonpersistent agents in effect and kill people quickly and dissipate very quickly. so that evidence will not remain on the ground for very long. usually hours, poss
Al Jazeera America
Aug 24, 2013 8:00am EDT
that killed hundreds has the u.s. considering possibility military options. president obama meets with his top advisors today and u.s. war ships are on the ready in the mediterrrainian. >> i have a dream. my 4 little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the colors of their skin but by the content of their character. i have a dream today. >> fifty years after martin luther king's most famous speech, americans descend on the nation's capitol to keep his dream alive. >>> california's wildfire raging out of control and moving further into yosemite national park, the fire so menacing, a state of alert has been declared by governor jar brown. for san francisco, the flames are tearing through acres of pristine woodlands. the fear is that million dollars of people in northern camera could lose their water and power. yosemite is on the eastern side of the state, almost 190 miles from san francisco. but most of the bay area's water and power flow right through that area. kilmany duchardt has more. >> it's the fastest moving wildfire in the west if he hfed the fire itse
Comedy Central
Aug 23, 2013 7:25pm PDT
. but the obama administration is already gearing up for battle. >> the obama administration today challenged voting laws it says discriminate on the basis of race. attorney general eric holder made the announcement in philadelphia pledging to focus first on texas within texas first, okay. apparently eric hold certificate apparent-- approaching voter rights protection like we his first day in prison. look, i'm going find the biggest-- there and beat the [bleep] out of him. i'm sending a message here. the other states will fall in line. (applause) but look, look, i've got to say what has texas done to deserve that? >> literally two hours after the court's ruling, texas official said they would begin enforcing a new voter requirement even though a federal court struck down the law because it quote imposes strict unforgiving burdens on the poor and racial minorities in texas. >> come on, texas. what were you doing for two whole hours? did it take you that long to make the call because your hand was shaking too much from the excitement of being able to disenfranchise voters? and let's be clear. t
PBS
Aug 23, 2013 6:30pm PDT
carefully, u.s. president barack obama calls a possible chemical weapons attack in serious this week troublesome. >> in germany, consumers are shopping. the tax man is happy. >> well, in the ease of prayers, they were blasted into death. dozens of people in lebanon died friday when car bombs exploded outside to mosques. >> it happened in the northern city of tripoli and marks the biggest escalation of sectarian violence since the war began in serious two years ago. >> we will go live to beirut in just a moment, but first, our report on the blast, and many viewers may find the images disturbing. >> cctv footage shows sunnis praying in central tripoli moments before a car bomb explodes outside. people rush to escape falling debris. smoke billowed from the car which concealed the bomb. passersby tried to extinguish the flames and help the wounded. almost at the same time, a bomb exploded near tripoli's port about two kilometers away. authorities suspect the blast were coordinated terror attacks designed to deepen sectarian divisions in lebanon. dozens of people were killed and hundreds
CNN
Aug 24, 2013 10:00am PDT
-800-lifelock or go to lifelock.com today. >>> president obama met with his national security team today to talk about reports of a chemical weapons attack by the syrian government and now, there's another claim. the syrian government is accusing rebel forces of using chemicals as well. cnn cannot confirm those claims or authenticity of these images. frederick is live for us from damascus. what do we know about this latest video and tell us more about these allegations. >> reporter: well, the video was actually reported to be shown in a place called jobar. a place held by rebels. i was in that place earlier today with syrian government forces and some of the soldiers told me that yes, they thought they had be subjected to chemicals. they said they were making a push forward. they say all of a sudden, they felt burning in their eyes and throat and a lot of the soldiers had trouble breathing and had to be brought to hospital. and later, we saw those images aired on syrian government tv, allegedly showing a stash of chemical weapons they uncovered today with chemical weapons this them. with an tet
FOX News
Aug 24, 2013 1:00am PDT
in the tea party. >> scott: president obama at it again, blaming the tea party for the troubles in d.c. but can he still sell that tired tally to the tale to the american people the factor will investigate. >> don't get confused about my way of life. it's gangster militant. i leave a federal building bent. >> scott: who is behind this vial web site in the armed revolution in the killing of white people. would you believe an employee of homeland security? we'll have the shocking details. >> [inaudible] everyone says your the man [inaudible] i have no idea. >> and is jane fonda still boasting about her life as a viacon sympathizer? we have an answer that might surprise you you. caution, you are about to enter the no spin zone. the factor begins right now. >> scott: hello, i'm scott brown in for bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us tonight. the state of the republican party, that's the subject of this evening's talking points memo. who remembers the famous stories about president reagan and house speaker tipp o'neal? i know i doovmentd in the public eye, they would battle each other to
Al Jazeera America
Aug 24, 2013 7:00pm EDT
in three black men can expect to go to prison in their lifetime. >> even in the age of obama, something akin to a caste system is alive and well in america. the mass incarceration of poor people of color is tantamount to a new caste system, one specifically designed to address the social, political and economic challenges of our time. >> michelle alexander is a law professor who says that the disproportionate numbers of black people in prison in america today is akin to a new system of social control comparable to slavery. she says that while president obama has made some positive steps like signing legislation that reduced sentencing disparities between crack and powder cocaine, where it really counts, obama has not broken from the past. >> but the reality is, is that obama's drug control budget looks like the bush administration's. the ratio in funding vested in enforcement as opposed to prevention or drug treatment is about the same as the bush administration's. >> in the last couple of decades the prison population across the united states has risen dramatically. we just passed thre
CBS
Aug 23, 2013 10:00pm PDT
and pressure the u.s. government to do something. >> president obama has done nothing about it. don't give the impression you really care and you want to do something. >> the organizer says opposition forces need u.s. hope to keep up the fight. >> nobody in the opposition is asking for troops on the ground. we're asking for the opposition to -- to put an end to these atrocities. >> until there is conclusive evidence of chemical weapon attacks it's unlikely president obama will do anything. >>> tonight's demonstration, a brought on by the syrian government counsel, tomorrow at noon. >>> survivors cried today as the major hasan was consisted on all 13 counts of pre meditated murder. he showed no emotion as the verdict was read. the 2009 massacre was the deadliest shooting at a military facility. prosecutors plan to seek the death penalty. >> also, army staff roger bails is headed to prison for life. he admitted to murdering 16 afghan women and children back in march 2012. six military jurors decided today the 40-year-old father of two should not be eligible of parole. >>> san diego mayor is
LINKTV
Aug 24, 2013 6:00am PDT
>> hello, and a warm welcome. these are our top stories this hour. u.s. president rock obama is still urging caution on syria, -- barack obama is still urging caution on syria. a shakeup at microsoft after ceo steve ballmer says he is on the borussia dortmund when in the bundesliga. syria with news that the united nations high are presented for disarmament arrived in the country. the job facing angela kane is to gain access to the site close to damascus of the suspected chemical attack after opponents of bashar al-assad claimed the syrian government forces used chemical weapons on wednesday in a tax said to have left hundreds dead, but the bashar al-assad regime said it was the rebels who employed chemical weapons. the one thing that is clear is that theaters that have come in -- is fears that chemical weapons have been deployed to prompt the united states to move forces near the region. >> what really happened? leaders want to know what took place and what action the world community should take. speaking to cnn, u.s. president barack obama called the accusations of a chemica
NBC
Aug 24, 2013 5:30am PDT
. president obama set to meet with his top team today to figure out what the u.s. should do when it comes to the crisis in syria. as two navy destroyers remain in the region in case they're needed. is the u.s. preparing a strike? >>> and no baby, a giant panda is a proud new mom today giving birth to her third cub. the eyes of the world watching their every move. we'll go live to the zoo to see how everyone's doing. today's saturday, august 24th, 2013. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with lester holt and erica hill. live from rockefeller plaza. >> good morning, everyone, welcome to "today" on a saturday morning, i'm lester holt. >> and i'm erica hill. tom, of course, with us because jenna is on maternity leave and is now officially a mom. >> she tweeted out about half an hour ago. said, survived first night home with harper, but just barely. she's got pipes. >> as a parent, jenna, i can tell you the crying will stop after about a week. trust me on that. everything will be fine. >> right? and it's not fair how the babies sleep for the first few days and you think piece of cake
Al Jazeera America
Aug 24, 2013 7:00am EDT
there have prompted president obama to ask for military options. there are new images from wednesday's alleged attack and we want to warn you, the video is extremely graphic. charles stratford has the report. >> the two tiny bodies hang limp in his arms. "what will i do now?" cries the father, a man destroyed by grief. pictures like these of the many men, women, and children indiscriminately killed by what all evidence suggests was a chemical weapons attack continue to shock the world. the syrian government still refused access to syrian inspectors down the road, respigoted by a man date agreed to with the assad government, an agreement to only inspect the sites twlooer previously alleged chemical weapons took place. may begin a shift? u.s. policy. chuck hagle says president obama has told the pentagon to prepare. the navy has sent a battleship into the mediterranean. is this a hint? >> it indicates a willingness on the national security council to be looking at a number of options in potential to what happened over sirriyria over th last few days. >> the united states says it needs
Al Jazeera America
Aug 24, 2013 2:00pm EDT
. they are not really in support of the syrian cause. >> obama has been meeting with his national security advisers to discuss the options on syria. we have the latest pictures of wednesday's chemical attack. we'll warn you you may find the following images disturbing. [ sobbing ] >> reporter: the two tiny bodies hang limp in his arms. "what will i do now?" cries the father. the man destroyed by grief. picture like these with many men, women, and children indiscriminately killed by what all evidence suggests was a chemical attack continues to shock the world. the syrian government still refuses access to united nations groups, and only allow to inspect the site where three previous attacks took place. but there may be signs in the beginning of a shift in u.s. policy. defense secretary chuck hagel said president obama has told the pentagon to prepare for military options in syria. the u.s. navy has sent a battleship into the medicinete e mediterranean. >> they could be looking at a number of options in potential response to what happened in syria over the weekend of the last few days. >> reporter: u
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